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12-month Enrollment (E12)
12-month Enrollment (E12)

The 12-month Enrollment count is the unduplicated headcount of students enrolled over a 12-month period. Because this enrollment measure encompasses an entire year, it provides a more complete picture of the number of students at non-traditional institutions that enroll students year round or for short-term programs.

Data collected include:

  • Unduplicated headcounts by level of student, race/ethnicity, and gender;
  • Instructional activity (total hours students are engaged in instruction); and
  • Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment (calculated based on instructional activity).

FTE provides a meaningful combination of full- and part-time students across institutions that operate on different calendar systems and is used to calculate expenses per FTE and revenues per FTE.

Data Presentation

Source: IPEDS Trend generator using 2019-20, 12-month enrollment data: view table
Source: IPEDS 2020-21 Fall surveys, Data Release Web tables, 12-month Enrollment component (provisional data), Table 6

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